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Mahou Tsukai Kurohime

Mahou Tsukai Kurohime

Alternative Titles

English: Kurohime
Synonyms: Black Princess
Japanese: 魔砲使い 黒姫

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 87
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 2000 to Feb 25, 2011
Authors: Katakura, Masanori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Monthly)

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Ranked: #13872
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Popularity: #603
Members: 10,173
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Synopsis

In a land where magicians cast spells on bullets in order to perform magic, like summoning powerful monsters. There was once a witch so powerful that she challenged the gods and was cursed for it.

10 years before the current time of the story, that witch challenged and defeated another magician, and in doing so saved a small boy, who instantly fell in love with her and was inspired to use guns as his "Sword of Justice". That boy was called Zero. When he was ready, he set out on a quest and found that woman who saved his life... or did he? She is not the same person that he idealized; she is selfish, rude, arrogant... and quite a bit shorter. But at the times when she feels Zero's love and self sacrifice for her, she can bring forth incredible power. So the two set out together to find a cure and the reason why the gods only bothered to curse her.

Background

Before official serialization in Monthly Shounen Jump started (2003-07), the first three chapters were published in Monthly Shounen Jump Special Issue "Gokujou," (2000-2001) and the 5th chapter in "Jump Original" (2002). The 4th chapter, about Kurohime's past, was never published because it was deemed inappropriate to release at that point in the serialization and instead was remade and used later on. From chapter 48 (vol.15) onwards, serialization moved to Jump SQ's official website. The chapter count restarted from chapter 1 in the 2nd volume.

Mahou Tsukai Kurohime had fourteen volumes printed in English under the title Kurohime by VIZ Media from September 4, 2007 to November 4, 2009, before the series was dropped.

Characters

Kurohime
Main
Zero
Main
Onimaru
Supporting
Oka
Supporting
Yukiotoko
Supporting
Asura
Supporting
Raida
Supporting
Aika
Supporting
Yuuka
Supporting
Tokugawa, Kazuma
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jul 15, 2011
Archaeon (All reviews)
In 2006 a game was released for the Xbox 360 that surprised quite a few gamers with its uninspired game play, poor level design and terrible dialogue. After receiving largely negative reviews from both critics and gamers, Bullet Witch quickly sank into obscurity and poor sales have thankfully prevented a sequel from being made. What many people didn't realise was that the game took a great deal of inspiration for its main character from a manga by Katakura Masanori that began serialisation in Monthly Shounen Jump four years earlier.

So how does Mahou Tsukai Kurohime compare to a game that received widespread criticism?

The story begins with read more
May 7, 2011
Blixus (All reviews)
This story starts off beautifully with characters and a way of fighting that one can truly fall in love with. It rises into a beautiful crescendo of love and self sacrifice and comes into one of the most heartbreaking scenes one can imagine. -_- Then it goes on for another 65 chapters and all the beautiful scenes and character development gets sh** on. It turns into such a pathetic piece of crap that it makes you wish you hadn't read it at all because the characters you cared for so much are (figuratively) trampled to death. Wanna enjoy this manga? Please for your own sake read more
Nov 22, 2012
ShintakoInari (All reviews)
This is the first review I actually tried to write seriously, so please give me some tips on what I should do to make it better, as I know this review is far from perfect. Arigatou. ~
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Kurohime was the first manga I ever read. (By the way, Rosario + Vampire was the first anime i've ever seen.) However, despite all the mangas I've read afterwards in my four years of . . . otakuness, for lack of a better word, Kurohime is still one of my favorites and I am just infuriated that it is not more popular.

So why should you bother to read read more
Feb 5, 2016
x108i (All reviews)
It was excellent to chapter 15. Then slowly become full mess, but the overall story was pretty good. The art is just awesome (seriously hot drawings).
Everyone complaining about the end. Yes it was disappointing.But for me even move disappointing was the whole concept of the time travel, because the story was based on it. There was lack of any logic, even magic or whatever can't explain this. It's something like:
[SPOILER, maybe]
"You" from the future to go back to safe "you" from the past from certain death.
But it is impossible to reach this point in the future when proceed going back in the past to save read more

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